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All in all a great cruise, nice ship, great weather, good service and food. Ship is nicely refurbished and fairly clean. BUT: be prepared to pay extra for absolutely everything and even for nothing ($15pppd “Service fee” whether you like it or not!). Alcohol is ludicrously expensive, whether you buy a package or not ($14 for a mojito, $45 for a double shot of whisky). They try kid you you’re getting special deals and discounts but with mark-ups in the region of 6000%, you’re being screwed regardless. And excursions are terrible, insanely expensive, generally lame, chaotic disembarkation and you get herded around like cattle. Ended up sitting in the theatre for an hour and were the very last tender to leave the ship on 2 occasions! Don’t bother, just get off and do your own thing. Also a real shame Norwegian are doing very little to reduce their plastic consumption. Cutting out plastic straws just doesn’t cut it when they’re handing out 10000 plastic cups on average per day!

Lovely ship, but prepare for $$$

Norwegian Star Cruise Review by Miriam Lodewyks

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All in all a great cruise, nice ship, great weather, good service and food.

Ship is nicely refurbished and fairly clean.

BUT: be prepared to pay extra for absolutely everything and even for nothing ($15pppd “Service fee” whether you like it or not!).

Alcohol is ludicrously expensive, whether you buy a package or not ($14 for a mojito, $45 for a double shot of whisky).

They try kid you you’re getting special deals and discounts but with mark-ups in the region of 6000%, you’re being screwed regardless.

And excursions are terrible, insanely expensive, generally lame, chaotic disembarkation and you get herded around like cattle. Ended up sitting in the theatre for an hour and were the very last tender to leave the ship on 2 occasions! Don’t bother, just get off and do your own thing.

Also a real shame Norwegian are doing very little to reduce their plastic consumption. Cutting out plastic straws just doesn’t cut it when they’re handing out 10000 plastic cups on average per day!
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